Behavioural Interventions for Sleep Disorders Training Course
Cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is a well-established and scientifically validated system for the treatment of chronic insomnia. It leads to significant and durable improvements in sleep that extend well beyond the end of the therapy. It is also effective in patients with comorbid medical and psychiatric disorders and can lead to improvements in those comorbid disorders. CBT-I can be delivered as a package, but it is composed of a number of separate, circumscribed techniques that can be delivered individually in a routine consultation.
• Learn effective brief behavioural interventions for the treatment of insomnia
• Learn how to do imagery rehearsal and rescripting therapy for nightmares
• Understand how to apply some of these techniques to other sleep disorders
About our trainer Dr Hugh Selsick, Consultant Liaison Neuropsychiatrist
Dr Hugh Selsick is a Consultant in sleep medicine and psychiatry and lead clinician at the Insomnia Clinic at
the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, University College London Hospitals and Consultant in
sleep medicine at the Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital. He majored in physiology at the
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg before completing an Honours Degree in Physiology and MBBCh.
He runs the Sleep Group at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is a council member of the Sleep Medicine
Section at the Royal Society of Medicine. His special interest is in the relationship between sleep disorders and psychiatric disorders.